Relay For Life Something Special

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There are a lot of great events taking place in the Rim country this weekend, but we'd especially like to recommend one that will not only provide you and your family with fun, prizes and excitement, but that can also help stop a killer.

This evening, make plans to spend the night on the Rumsey Park baseball field as the community joins together for the 4th Annual Relay for Life an all-night event benefiting the American Cancer Society.

This is not an athletic event. It's a night filled with activity booths, silent auctions, raffles, live music and great food.

The field opens at 5 p.m., with opening ceremonies scheduled for 6 p.m. All cancer survivors will be honored and will be invited to walk the first lap the Lap of Hope.

Participants of all ages will enjoy the hometown carnival atmosphere which includes a dime toss, pingpong ball toss for goldfish, limbo contest and much more.

A variety of live and silent raffle items have been donated by local businesses and civic groups. The SADD club from Payson High School will provide theme baskets including a Handyman basket, a Pamper Yourself basket, and a Family Fun basket.

You'll find a carved wooden lawn bear, a three-dimensional bi-plane kaleidoscope, oil paintings, water color art, custom-made pottery, stained glass kitchen cabinets and even a puppy package from the Humane Society that includes a puppy, a dog house, pet bed, bowls, pen, spay or neuter and all the accessories.

The silent action will close around 10:30 p.m., but this celebration of life will continue throughout the night until 6 a.m. Saturday morning with a final awards ceremony.

This is an opportunity to be involved in a truly meaningful community event, and a great way to teach your children or grandchildren about community service.

Come out to play tonight at Rumsey Park and join the fight against cancer.

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